Overview for Textbook of Information Technology
Information Technology is essential to the economic and social development of the region. The widespread use of information Technology, the tools and techniques for gathering, manipulating, analyzing and disseminating information which was made possible because of improvements in computer and telecommunication technology. The increased integration of computer and telecommunications technology exemplified by Internet and associated technologies have led to the increased globalisation of the world economy. This syllabus is designed to provide a coherent view of the significance of information in a socio-economic context. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge and the use of the computer. This approach has been adopted in recognition of the impact that changes in the availability of information can have on educational process. The focus is on getting students to develop skills for life in an increasingly technological world rather than on students absorbing a myriad of unrelated facts which may have only short relevance. The syllabus aims to provide the kind of practical experience which include an element of discovery and foster self confidence together with practical skills that will prepare students to meet the regionâ€™s need for greatly increased productivity and cost effective procedures. This syllabus has been divided into nine separate units which will help the students in getting whole information about information technology. The respective units are Fundamentals of Hardware and Software, Introduction to Programming, Programming Languages, Applications and Implications, Productivity Tools, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database Management and Information Processing.
S K Bansal (Author)
S.K. Bansal, M.A., PGDJMC, journalist, author, veteran mediaman, has had a long innings with the field of information technology. He is a prolific writer and penned several books and hundreds of articles on information technology and mass communication. His books are constant companions of students, teachers and researchers. Mr. Bansal has been on the Board of Directors of leading organisations, member of various professional bodies. He has won many national and international awards and citations for his outstand contributions in the areas of communication and information technology.